Volume 10 | No. 2 | Mar / Apr 2022

Laboratory medicine standards revised

Diagnostic Accreditation Program


The foundation of the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) is the provincial standards and accompanying criteria set by the DAP.

The laboratory medicine standards were recently revised after completing a comprehensive review of the existing general standards, using the reference standard ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence. This activity was performed to improve the wording and flow of the standards to better align with the ISO 15189 standards, which will assist laboratories undergoing DAP ISO 15189 accreditation.

The revised standards (version 1.7) were published on February 2, 2022. Medical laboratory facilities will be assessed to the new standards starting July 1, 2022.

Laboratories participating in the accreditation can contact the DAP to access the full set of DAP laboratory medicine standards.